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Another Asterix game is coming to PC and consoles this fall

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Microids and its strange love affair with old-school niche licensing continues with the announcement that the publisher has yet another Asterix the Gaul video game in the works – Asterix & Obelix XXXL: Aries of Hibernia is currently in production at Osome Studios, with a PC and console release slated for the fall.

Following 2021’s side-scrolling brawler Asterix and Obelix: Slap them all, the new title The Aries of Hibernia is a top-down action-adventure, and sees the two rebel friends on a mission to recover a sacred golden ram, stolen by the infamous Roman Empire. Explore the land of Hibernia (which we know today as Ireland), devastate the armies of Roman soldiers and save the day for the oppressed peoples of the land.

As you can see from the trailer above, The Aries of Hibernia is packed with the franchise’s hallmark, chaos at the ready. Studio Osome also promises to mix exploration and puzzle-solving elements into the adventure, as well as magic and alchemy from Asterix and Obelix’s druid pal, Getafix. The adventure will also support four-player co-op action, though this trailer only features two selectable characters, which seems like a bit of a missed opportunity.

It must be said that Asterix the Gaul is in a way a specific franchise for a specific audience – the other current point of interest of Microids, The Smurfs. Still, at least those loyal Asterix fans are eating well for now. Asterix & Obelix XXXL: Aries of Hibernia will launch this fall on PlayStation, PC and Xbox platforms.

Chris Moise

Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former master of Saturday night slam. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse